The macrocosmic cycles of nature—the waxing and waning of the moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the changes of the seasons—are reflected on a smaller scale to the menstrual and hormonal cycles in the human body. This Pink Moon Mylk is a wonderful support to the various phases through which we move, symbolically in its color, and within the properties that this combination of herbs holds. It assists in uplifting your mood, contains antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory qualities, and is an aphrodisiac. It also helps regulate menstruation and has uterine-tonifying properties to support you at any phase in your monthly cycle. Enjoy it as part of your Lunar Rituals, or any time you are looking for the feeling of a warm hug in a cup.
1½ cups almond mylk, preferably homemade
1 teaspoon licorice root
1 teaspoon dried red raspberry leaf
1 teaspoon dried tulsi
1 teaspoon rose powder
½ teaspoon hibiscus powder
1 teaspoon raw honey or other sweetener, or to taste (optional)
1. Combine the mylk, licorice root, raspberry leaf, and tulsi in a small saucepan.
Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to low, cover, and
simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a mug. Add the rose and
hibiscus powders and whisk briskly by hand or with an electric frother, until
well combined. Let cool to the temperature you would like to drink it, then stir
in the honey, if desired.
Recipe Adapted from ROOT & NOURISH: An Herbal Cookbook for Women’s Wellness
by Abbey Rodriguez and Jennifer Kurdyla.